By Alton Porter
Two employees of Crockett E-Z Stop, a convenience store located at 501 W. Goliad Ave., Crockett, were robbed Wednesday night, Jan. 24, by two people armed with handguns, according to Crockett police.
Thursday morning, Jan. 25, police were investigating the holdup, which occurred just before 10 p.m., the previous night, and were attempting to develop leads on the suspects.
According to a Crockett Police Department news release, one of the suspects demanded that a store clerk put money from one of the store's cash registers and a drop box into a backpack. The second suspect reportedly held a gun on another Crockett E-Z Stop employee inside the store.
The suspects walked to and fled the store on foot, taking an undetermined amount of money.
Police gave these descriptions of the alleged robbers. Suspect No. 1 had a slender build and was dressed in black clothing. He/she wore a red bandanna over his/her face. Suspect No. 2 is of a heavier build and wore a black shirt and gray sweatpants at the time of the alleged holdup.
Any person with information about this incident is asked to call the Crockett Police Department at 936-544-2021. Such person, who desires to remain anonymous can call East Texas Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS (8477).
UPDATE: Lt. Clayton Smith told the Courier as the paper went to press Tuesday, Jan. 30, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident. However, an investigation is continuing and "we're following up on leads in regards to the robbery," Smith said.
"We've been getting some tips and we encourage anyone who has information to contact East Texas Crime Stoppers (at the phone number shown above)," he added. "Everyone will be kept anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward. They also still may call us here at the police department (at the above number) and speak with me."